If you enjoy the dry, safe, well-lit walk up Platform One out of the top of the station onto York Way for Macmillan or the Guardian, or just to get home then Friday 24 April will be your last chance. Despite huge local anger Network Rail today inform me they will close the entrance into the station at the junction of York Way and Wharfdale Road for the last time on 24 April. There will be no alternate provision, you will have to schlep down York Way in the wet.
Sophie Talbot has catalysed a great local campaign for a bridge across the tracks at this point to continue easy access to the station for people on the Islington side of Kings Cross. You can find out more about that here – please join in the camapign to see if we can prevent the community being cut in half. Given the huge amounts of money sloshing around for capital projects in the rail system right now a bridge would be easily affordable for Network Rail.
If you work at the Guardian and are wondering why your handy route to work has been removed ask your management. They wrote a desperately unhelpful letter to the Camden planning committee a couple of years ago saying broadly that they had no interest in this issue – they has assumed the entrance would be closed before you all moved in.